Standing apart from East 6th Street's curry hawkers, Raga offers modern dishes in a seductive setting. Brick walls, painted deep orange, are accented by lamps tucked into mosaic cubbyholes, and window seats are strewn with pillows. Instead of the usual tikka masala and beer, savor grilled spiced prawns followed by lamb chops with a tamarind glaze and coconut-scented rice. You'll be able to find a good match on the extensive wine list. Even desserts are memorable, especially the cobbler-fragrant baked fruit set off by crunchy walnuts and served with vanilla ice cream.